Remodeling your home is an exhausting process, and it is easy to feel fatigued by the constant decision-making it requires. Even the comparatively minor decisions can have an impact on your day to day life: do you have a two-way switch for your landing lights, or should you have a three-way? Do you need Ethernet cables installed for internet connection or will wireless be sufficient? It’s non-stop decision making. Once the remodel is complete, you now need to focus on how you will redecorate your space, and that too impacts the success of the renovations. Read on to discover tips on how to dress your home to deem your remodel a success.
A remodel is a great opportunity to introduce color to your home. Color affects our mood and can be used to create the ambiance and vibe that you want. Think about your lifestyle, and
what you want each room to give you. For example, a small study area would command a different atmosphere to that of your bedroom. The colors that you choose for a room must suit its function.
You need to assess the natural daylight that enters your home and identify whether you need to lighten it up, or whether you can use darker colors with richer tones or pigments. White
ceilings and window surroundings can help to reflect light into darker rooms, and don’t forget that you can introduce color to the room with a wallpapered or boldly painted feature wall. Have a think about the artwork that you are going to display. You want your choice of color to complement rather than detract from any statement pieces that you may have, and so your art will also influence the colors you choose.
The accessories you display add real aesthetic value to a room, and you need to identify whether the items you currently have complement your new decorating scheme rather than
detract from it. Smaller items can get lost in a room, so group similar items together. You don’t want your accessories to look overworked, so have a play with grouped items and see what works best. Think about asymmetry and the height of the items. Ideally, there should be staggered heights to add interest to a group. Sourcing accessories can be tricky, but one way to do so is to consult a gift guide. Gift guides allow you to shop by category; they even allow you to shop based on gender, personality and hobby. For instance, the Lumens gift guide provides ideas for the wine aficionado, as well as gift ideas for the chef, gardener and partner in your life. While this may seem suited only to buying gifts for others, it can also be used as a helpful reference when searching for your own tastes and preferences.
The textiles you choose for your home can make it a standout space. Don’t be afraid to experiment with combinations of colors and patterns, although for a mix of patterns to really
work well in your home they do need to be of a similar tone to avoid an eyesore. Again, the textiles you choose must be appropriate for the room’s function – silks, while luxurious and
illuminating, are not durable enough for kitchens, and are more suited to bedrooms or as a way to introduce an accent of color on lounge pillows. Create a mood board to help keep control of the colors you are planning choose for each room. You want to have colors that flow, and textiles and accessories that complement your scheme and your lifestyle.